Nicole Schwery
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Roca, Neb.
High School: Lincoln Southwest

Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012; Spring 2013, 2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)

2014-15 (Outlook)
After two fantastic years for junior diver Nicole Schwery, expectations could not be higher in her third year. With 22 career top-five performances, Schwery hopes to add to her legacy as a Husker. Schwery joins fellow Husker diver Anna Filipcic in forming a talented nucleus of returning divers. Schwery will take aim at top-10 finishes at the conference meet while hoping to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

2013-14 (Sophomore)
Schwery had a strong sophomore season for the Huskers. The Roca, Neb., native competed in three events and racked up 12 top-five finishes, including two victories. Schwery’s two wins came in the one-meter dive against Illinois and the three-meter dive against Nebraska-Omaha. In her second season, she also set career bests in all of her events. Two of her career bests came against Illinois, where she produced a score of 297.23 in the one-meter and 313.35 in the three-meter. Schwery was also a star in the classroom, earning Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014.

2012-13 (Freshman)
Schwery had an outstanding freshman season for the Huskers in 2012-13. She placed in the top five 10 times, including three runner-up finishes in her debut campaign. In her best meet of the season, Schwery took second in both the one- and three-meter dives at Illinois. However, she set season-best scores of 273.45 and 294.53 in the two events against Nebraska-Omaha in October. Her season best in the platform dive was 260.05 at the 2013 Big Ten Championships. Schwery also found success in the classroom, earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.

Adding to an impressive set of awards in high school, Schwery won the 2012 Nebraska State Diving Championships. A four-year letterwinner in swimming and diving, she also earned two letters in cheerleading for Lincoln Southwest High School. In addition, Schwery was a three-time national qualifier competing for Coach Kris Hoffman and the Nebraska Diving Club, finishing in the top six on the one-meter, three-meter and platform diving events at the 2012 Summer Zone Championships. Schwery was an excellent student as well, earning Scholastic All-America honors each of her four years at Lincoln Southwest. She ranked among the top five percent in her high school class all four years and served as the treasurer for the National Honor Society in her senior year.

The daughter of John and Brenda Schwery, Nicole was born April 9, 1994, in Lincoln, Neb. She has a sister, Mikala. A biological systems engineering major, Schwery earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014. She claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall semester of 2012 and the spring semesters of both 2013 and 2014. She chose Nebraska over Wyoming and Wisconsin.

Career-Best Dives                                           



Meet (Date)

One Meter


Illinois (2014)

Three Meter


Illinois (2014)



Big Ten Championships (2014)